After his last fight was delayed because of weight trickery, his new trainer, Roberto Garcia pulled him out to protect his fighter. Garcia, the three-time RING Magazine Trainer of the Year has the bests interest in his fighters, and Marroquin's words rang true, when he told INTHERING before his last fight, that "things happen for a reason." This fight and his KO of Jonathan Perez (37-19, 29 KO's) ended up being the reason he spoke about.
Marroquin, a fan favorite from Dallas, Texas won the WBC United States (USNBC) super featherweight title in 2015. Prior to that, he fought the current world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KO's) for the WBA World super bantamweight title and although he didn't win, he had Rigondeaux hurt early in the fight.
Because of this win, Marroquin is back and on the right track and this fight should bring other opportunities for hopefully another title shot in the future.
Team Marroquin: Paul Reyes, Roberto Garcia, and Dr Roger Anderson.